Instructor Spotlight: Roman Glass
Before Roman Glass started his downtown screenprinting studio No Dress Code Studios, he spent his time sketching, cartooning and making music. “I’ve always been a creator,” he confessed citing inspiration from Calvin & Hobbes to coffee and the DIY punk scene. Roman grew up in Erie and attended Erie Votech School for commercial art. There he learned skills that he uses in the studio everyday.
Glass studied art at Edinboro University and during a semester abroad in Florence Italy, he recognized the allure of printmaking and began creating monoprints on tshirts, posters and skateboards. Eventually he moved to North Carolina with his wife and children and worked in a handful of custom print shops, printing posters, props, t-shirts and signature merchandise. It wasn’t long before he was compelled to run his own screenprinting studio in Erie. No Dress Code Studios started in 2013 and is the only studio in the area to offer live, often interactive screen printing at community events. You may recognize Roman from local craft shows, fundraisers, and at the t shirt tent at the Erie Art Museum’s Blues and Jazz Festival.
This winter, Roman is teaching a beginning silkscreening workshop that is ideal for all creators: teenagers, families, friends and anyone looking for an exciting Thursday night activity in Erie. The class is fun, informative and encourages experimentation. Roman says that after each class he gains new perspectives from the students’ interests and questions.
Sweet Tees: SIlkscreening 101 takes place on Thursday, January 23 from 6-9PM. Take the class with a friend or family member and save $10!
Past Instructor Spotlight: EAM Artscope
• Dan and Jan Niebauer, April 2016
• Scott Rispin, November 2016